August 1, 2017. ABC Action News.
CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Penny for Pinellas tax will officially be back on the ballot this November.
Pinellas County Commissioners approved the plan to place the 10-year renewal of the 1 percent sales tax on the November 7 ballot.
June 27, 2017. WHAS11.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Call it a nearly $10 million gift from Metro Council, or the start of positive change throughout the city where some neighborhoods are struggling with how to handle abandoned homes and buildings.
June 21, 2017. The Courier-Journal.
After holding an extra month of public hearings, the Metro Council’s budget committee redirected about $13.4 million in Mayor Greg Fischer’s spending plan.
During a nearly three-hour committee meeting Tuesday, city officials lobbied for projects and questioned ways to best spend taxpayer dollars ahead of the new fiscal year starting July 1.
June 5, 2017. Tampa Bay Newspapers.
CLEARWATER – Several members of Faith and Action for Strength Together spoke to Pinellas County Commissioners May 23 about the critical need for affordable housing.
The faith-based organization made up of 40 local church congregations, better known as FAST, has long urged the commission to spend more money to increase the county’s inventory of affordable housing. The group’s efforts have been fruitful in past years with the commission agreeing to place millions of dollars from Penny for Pinellas in an affordable housing land assembly fund. Unfortunately, not all the money pledged made it into that fund thanks to the economic downturn and budget cuts.